Yamaha RevStar RS420 Electric Guitar

People who play Yamaha instruments love them for their consistency. No matter what price level you’re buying at, you can count on them for craftsmanship and build quality. This precision definitely shines through in the Yamaha RevStar. Even better… You’ll see the Yamaha RevStar is different the moment you look at it. The unique body […]

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Yamaha RevStar RS420 Electric Guitar

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People who play Yamaha instruments love them for their consistency. No matter what price level you’re buying at, you can count on them for craftsmanship and build quality. This precision definitely shines through in the Yamaha RevStar.

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You’ll see the Yamaha RevStar is different the moment you look at it. The unique body shape gives you the upper fret access of a double cutaway but with a more elegant contour. With over a dozen color options, you can really be proud to show this baby off on stage.

The sound is as bold and powerful as the design. It’s full in the mid-range with impressive overtones. Yamaha designed these VH3 humbuckers to complement the combination of Nato and maple used in the RevStar. They’re custom-wound with Alnico V magnets and German silver baseplates. There’s also a dry switch that filters your tone so it sounds more like a single-coil pickup, giving you a brighter tone without sacrificing quality.

The RevStar also gets high marks for player comfort. The back of the guitar is contoured so it rests more naturally against your body. The neck is also fairly thin so you won’t have to stretch or strain your fingers. The frets are smooth and consistently well-finished, letting you play fast without losing note definition.

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If you’re looking for something that screams cool—or even just one that straight up screams—the RevStar is the best electric guitar under 500 dollars. It gives you lots of raw power that translates to killer overdrive, and the custom hardware and electronics outperform what you’ll find on guitars at twice the price.

Features:

  • Weight: 11.9 pounds
  • Scale length: 24.75”
  • Frets: 22 medium-jumbo
  • Tonewoods: Nato body and neck, maple top
  • Body shape: RevStar double cutaway
  • Hardware: Die-cast chrome tuners, Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Pickups: RS420 custom VH3 humbuckers
  • Color options: 14

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